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Hog Bay Park

From its rocky coastline and panoramic views to lush trails and an agricultural heritage as rich at its soil, Hog Bay is a parkland oasis with a little something for everyone.   Turn the clock back to 1617 and imagine a young man of 26 with a theodolite, complete with compass and tripod, diligently surveying the recently settled islands of Bermuda. His name was Richard Norwood and he was instructed by Governor Daniel Tucker to divide the land other than…


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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Article first published in The Bermudian in September 1952. Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries,…


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Spring at Ferry Point Park

Rich in history, rambling and rugged in landscape, Bermuda's second largest park transports its visitors to remembrance of things past. With some 63.66 acres of open space straddling the western peninsula of St. George's Island, Ferry Point is one of…


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Claws, Paws, Feathers and Fur: 10 Cool Things about Turtles

Turtles have existed for longer than humans have. The first animals from the order Testudines have been around for at least 157 million years; much earlier than the first snakes and crocodilians. Turtles drifted in currents with and Liopleurodon and…


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Whale Watching in Bermuda

Spring is on its way and with it comes the migration of the Humpback Whales! The incredible Humpback Whales are now on their migration north to the Arctic's rich feeding grounds. This is the chance of a lifetime - to…

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The Bermuda Longtail: An Interview with Dr. David Wingate

Longtails have officially arrived back on the island for the warmer months, and we couldn't be happier that they're here. We spoke with Dr. David Wingate about the tropical bird, on which he is an expert, and here's what he…